​15 Struggles Of Being An Adult Who Still Lives With Her Parents

​15 Struggles Of Being An Adult Who Still Lives With Her Parents

You start to get tired of their rules, especially when you’re a whole adult.

Living with your parents saves money and provides amazing support. But after a while, you start to get tired of their rules, especially when you’re a whole adult. Of course, the quick response is, “just move out!” But it’s not that easy. Living with your parents has its pros, but there are definitely some cons. Here’s 15 struggles of being an adult but living with your parents:

1. Getting yelled at for making noise past 10 p.m…

I got a text from my mom telling me to go to bed after I was laughing on the phone with my friend through FaceTime.

2. Getting the side-eye when you’re casually preparing dinner at 3 a.m.

You see me? Okay AND?

3. “Mom I’m going out” “LOL NO YOU’RE NOT SIT DOWN”

Then she hits you with the “where” and “with who?” And you have to explain to her, “but you let me go to an out-of-state school…”

4. Not being able to spill some tea with your best friend because your mom wants to hear too.

Imagine censoring a conversation with your BEST FRIEND…

5. Apparently, you have a curfew now.

What’s that? I don’t know her.

6. Bedtime is 9 p.m…

In college, I took naps and woke up at 9 p.m., and then get ready to go out with friends. Going to bed at 9 p.m. is like having dinner at 2 p.m. I know, NO CORRELATION.

7. House rules…


8. Your parents barging in your room at the most random times.

I mean, it’s not like I’m doing anything bad. My parents would look for ways to give me a lecture. One time, my mom busted in my room only to find my room CLEAN, my bed made, and my trash is taken out. She was so mad.

9. Dealing with your siblings touching your stuff.

I think NOT. Just because we’re related doesn’t mean we have to share MY body wash, or steal my charger and return it broken in half.

10. Thinking about the leftovers you were going to have and then someone in the house eats them…

Even my roommate in college would NEVER!

11. Asking if you can go somewhere.

Or you have to shoot them your location.

12. Your mom refuses to acknowledge that you’re in your 20’s.

“You’re not an adult until you move out..” She’s been saying that since I was 16, except it was originally “you’re not an adult until you’re 18.” The longer I live here, the more she’s going to extend the age limit to 42.

13. You STILL can’t bring any guys over even if he is your boyfriend.

My dad should have been in the Mean Girls movie because he would have said the exact same thing.

14. Getting the courage to ask your parents for money but they scold you about how you’re an “adult” (even if you’re home for break).


15. “As long as you live under my roof you can’t do __________”

Even though living under your parents’ roof is a pain, you’re glad you live with them anyway.

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I'm The Girl Without A 'Friend Group'

And here's why I'm OK with it


Little things remind me all the time.

For example, I'll be sitting in the lounge with the people on my floor, just talking about how everyone's days went. Someone will turn to someone else and ask something along the lines of, "When are we going to so-and-so's place tonight?" Sometimes it'll even be, "Are you ready to go to so-and-so's place now? Okay, we'll see you later, Taylor!"

It's little things like that, little things that remind me I don't have a "friend group." And it's been like that forever. I don't have the same people to keep me company 24 hours of the day, the same people to do absolutely everything with, and the same people to cling to like glue. I don't have a whole cast of characters to entertain me and care for me and support me. Sometimes, especially when it feels obvious to me, not having a "friend group" makes me feel like a waste of space. If I don't have more friends than I can count, what's the point in trying to make friends at all?

I can tell you that there is a point. As a matter of fact, just because I don't have a close-knit clique doesn't mean I don't have any friends. The friends I have come from all different walks of life, some are from my town back home and some are from across the country. I've known some of my friends for years, and others I've only known for a few months. It doesn't really matter where they come from, though. What matters is that the friends I have all entertain me, care for me, and support me. Just because I'm not in that "friend group" with all of them together doesn't mean that we can't be friends to each other.

Still, I hate avoiding sticking myself in a box, and I'm not afraid to seek out friendships. I've noticed that a lot of the people I see who consider themselves to be in a "friend group" don't really venture outside the pack very often. I've never had a pack to venture outside of, so I don't mind reaching out to new people whenever.

I'm not going to lie, when I hear people talking about all the fun they're going to have with their "friend group" over the weekend, part of me wishes I could be included in something like that. I do sometimes want to have the personality type that allows me to mesh perfectly into a clique. I couldn't tell you what it is about me, but there is some part of me that just happens to function better one-on-one with people.

I hated it all my life up until very recently, and that's because I've finally learned that not having a "friend group" is never going to be the same as not having friends.

SEE ALSO: To The Girls Who Float Between Friend Groups

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I Am Who I Am Today Because Of These People, And I Can't Thank Them Enough For Everything

Thank you.


This is to all the people in my life that have helped me become the person I am today. You deserve more than just a "Thank you" from me, but I want to let you all know that I appreciate every single one of you.

To my parents,

I can't thank you guys enough for teaching me so much about life. Throughout my life, you've guided me through most things that I haven't even discovered on my own yet. You have taught me that I need help with money even though I continue to spoil myself. You have taught me to continue to believe in myself regardless of how difficult it can be at times. Thank you for everything that you have always done for me.

To my sisters,

You may constantly make fun of me for everything that I do — I do deserve it most of the times — you mean the world to me. You have taught me and showed me to be kind to everyone. Isn't that ironic? All jokes aside, you are the best sister I could ever ask for!

To my best friend,

The one who knows absolutely everything about me. The one who I FaceTime every single day. The one who has proven to me that I belong on this planet. The one who has helped me realize that I can do an endless amount of things with my life. Thank you for all the continuous support that you give me. You truly are the most thoughtful and encouraging best friend.

To my ex-best friend,

Even though you aren't really in my life anymore, I can't thank you enough for all the lessons I learned from you about myself. You encouraged me through tough times, reassuring me that I can do anything. You showed me that I have such a big heart. You taught me that I can dream with my eyes wide open. You taught me that I have such a gift — and I need to share it. Thank you for a solid friendship even if it was just for a little while.

To my coworkers,

You are the only reason why I'm still working. Our work environment is so amazing because of you. I look forward to coming to work because you have become my other family. Thank you for allowing me to have fun and be myself while at work.

To my roommates,

I know you have to deal with me constantly getting new pets or doing something stupid. I am shocked but thankful (of course) that put up with me. You are always so supportive of everything that I do. I could never thank you guys enough for all that you do. I hope you never get too tired of me!

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